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30-Jun-2011 - in-Pharmatechnologist.com presents a round up of developments in the pharmaceutical manufacturing space with news from Dendreon, Amcor and Cody Labs.
30-Jun-2011 - The glass packaging industry in Europe posted a 3.5 per cent year-on year production increase to 20.7m tonnes in 2010 as output partially recovered from its 2009 slump.
30-Jun-2011 - Par Pharmaceutical will cut 100 jobs at its proprietary products division Strativa Pharmaceuticals as part of a restructuring plan designed to save as much as $12m.
30-Jun-2011 - Prosonix has secured funding to move its pipeline of proprietary mono and multi-component combination respiratory therapies through clinical development.
29-Jun-2011 - US drug giant Pfizer has exercised its option to re-acquire a manufacturing facility in Rouses Point, New York from Akrimax.
29-Jun-2011 - DSM Biologicals has launched a new production method designed to streamline downstream processing during biopharmaceutical manufacturing that, it claims, makes making mAB-based drugs more cost effective.
29-Jun-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist.com presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at Soligenx, Arno Therapeutics, Euthymics and Aeris Therapeutics.
28-Jun-2011 - Australia’s CSL Biotherapies has received a warning letter from the US FDA for GMP deviations at its vaccine production plant in Parkville, Victoria.
28-Jun-2011 - The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Healthcare (EDQM) issued a new batch of CEP for drug products.
28-Jun-2011 - Sanofi Pasteur has opened a new centre in Canada in an effort to streamline its global vaccine R&D operations.
28-Jun-2011 - Gerresheimer will expand its pharmaceutical packaging plant in the Czech Republic to meet growing demand for plastic systems and to further expand a key training hub.
27-Jun-2011 - BioMarin will buy Pfizer’s biologics manufacturing plant in Shanbally, Cork, Ireland to add production capacity for its candidate mucopolysaccharidosis treatment.
27-Jun-2011 - The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has welcomed proposed changes to US patent laws that would alter the basis for patent awards.
23-Jun-2011 - Social media can play a role in ensuring that medicines are safe, but regulatory input is needed according to the Drug Safety Alliance (DSA).
23-Jun-2011 - Watson Pharmaceuticals has initiated a $44m (€31m) expansion of its Utah R&D and manufacturing plant for transdermal patches and topical gels.
23-Jun-2011 - Novartis has started work on a manufacturing plant in St Petersburg in the first stage of a $500m investment in the Russian pharmaceutical industry.
22-Jun-2011 - Lonza has launched a new process development and material supply service designed for the discovery and early development market.
22-Jun-2011 - The FDA has outlined its plan to ensure the quality of products imported into the US, including working more closely with regulators and industry.
21-Jun-2011 - The EMA has proposed to the FDA that European inspections of US manufacturing plants are waived when certain criteria are met.
21-Jun-2011 - Processing technology firm Pall Life Sciences has introduced a 200L version of its Allegro single-use mixer for biopharmaceutical manufacturing.
20-Jun-2011 - Catalent Pharma Solutions and German expression system developer Cevec Pharmaceuticals have partnered to create a cell development service that, they claim, will help drugmakers generate stable lines faster.
20-Jun-2011 - Dr Reddy's Mexican API production plant has received an FDA warning letter that details failures to validate analytical methods and other problems.
20-Jun-2011 - Grindeks has opened a 2,300 sq m API production plant in Latvia that will boost UDCA sales to €10m ($14m) a year when at full capacity.
16-Jun-2011 - Mystic Pharmaceuticals has been awarded a US patent for a manufacturing technology that is critical to its biologics delivery platform.
16-Jun-2011 - US drugmaker APP Pharmaceuticals will invest $38m to boost its manufacturing capacity for injectable generic drugs at its facility in Grand Island.
16-Jun-2011 - SGS Life Sciences Services testing received WHO prequalification as a centre for pharmaceutical quality analysis has laboratory in Belgium.
16-Jun-2011 - William Reed Business Media, publisher of In-PharmaTechnologist.com, has opened an office in Lower Manhattan, New York City to re-enforce its position as the leading provider of independent news serving the...
15-Jun-2011 - A new online adverse drug event (ADE) network will improve the quality of data and, ultimately, boost drugmakers’ cost-efficiencies according to developer PDR Network.
15-Jun-2011 - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is investing more than CA$30m (€21m) to add dermatology product manufacturing capabilities and create 70 jobs at a Canadian plant.
15-Jun-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist.com presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at PhRMA, Dyax, Alnylam, Avi BioPharma, Pacira, Asmacure and Xceleon.
14-Jun-2011 - US stem-cell therapy firm NeoStem predicts that output of its China-based generic antibiotics subsidiary Suzhou Erye Pharmaceutical will increase after further manufacturing approval from the SFDA.
14-Jun-2011 - Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) has teamed up with packaging firm Sudpack Medica AG in a deal focused on making plastic films for biopharmaceutical industry applications.
14-Jun-2011 - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced plans to buy its joint venture Shenzhen GSK Neptunus Biologicals (GSKNB) to expand influenza vaccine production capacity in China.
13-Jun-2011 - Sales to the biopharmaceutical sector drove revenue growth at Pall in third quarter fiscal 2011 and will be key to the firm’s future says CEO.
13-Jun-2011 - US drugmaker Baxter International has been ordered to pay compensation of $625,000 to the estate of man who received a dose of heparin that was contaminated with over-sulfated chondroitin sulphate (OSCS).
13-Jun-2011 - Brussels should step in to break the decade-long deadlock over the setting up of a mandatory registry for nanomaterial-containing products, said the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI).
13-Jun-2011 - Symetic has opened a new lab facility to showcase its range of processing systems to the pharmaceutical manufacturing, packaging and nutraceutical sectors.
09-Jun-2011 - Pfizer has begun what it claims is the world’s first ‘virtual’ trial and says that such innovation is needed to make sure clinical research is sustainable.
09-Jun-2011 - Portugal-headquartered API manufacturer Hovione has teamed up with Particle Sciences (PSI) to tackle the issue of poor drug solubility.
09-Jun-2011 - Unilife says its one of its technologies has been selected as the delivery device for a biologic drug in an upcoming clinical trial.
09-Jun-2011 - Drug maker Aurobindo Pharma has been cleared to make a generic equivalent of Pfizer’s CNS drug Xanax XR by the US FDA.
08-Jun-2011 - April saw the publication of the second draft of Excipact, a set of certification standards for third-party auditors of excipient manufacturers.
08-Jun-2011 - Demand for functional excipients will drive growth of the US market over the next few years according to new analysis.
08-Jun-2011 - Switzerland-based life sciences supplier Lonza says it will invest CHF10m (€8m) to expand a Singapore plant that is part of its custom biomanufacturing business.
08-Jun-2011 - BARDA is extending its botulism antitoxin supply contract with Cangene, adding $61m (€42m) to the value of the deal over the next three to four years.
07-Jun-2011 - Indian drugmakers Serum Institute and Panacea Biotech have reduced what they charge the GAVI for vaccines, prompting similar commitments from several Big Pharma firm.
07-Jun-2011 - Analytical technology firm Avacta says it has won its first top ten US pharma customer in collaboration with marketing partner Pall Life Sciences.
07-Jun-2011 - US generics maker Impax Laboratories says it has started addressing cGMP deviations observed by regulators at California manufacturing plant.
06-Jun-2011 - Biomanufacturing technology firm Xcellerex has had a good start to June with R-Pharm and Fujifilm Diosynth signing up as customers.
06-Jun-2011 - Pfizer says it is considering a manufacturing-focused partnership with China’s Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical as part of its generic drug business.
01-Jun-2011 - UK drug major GSK has entered into a ‘strategic partnership’ with MaRS Innovation, a Canadian group focused on harnessing the commercial potential of the discovery pipelines of 16 top Toronto...
01-Jun-2011 - Bilfinger Berger has won a €30m ($43m) contract to help Genzyme add 8,000L of production capacity at its site in Geel, Belgium.
01-Jun-2011 - Ashland will buy International Specialty Products (ISP) in a deal designed to expand it's business in less cyclical, high-growth markets such as pharmaceuticals and personal care.
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